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This was from last week and refers to US NIH trials that began a week earlier.
A team of academic and industry researchers has reported new findings on how exactly an investigational antiviral drug stops coronaviruses. The paper was published the same day that the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that the drug in question, remdesivir, is being used in the country’s first clinical trial of an experimental treatment for COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Previous research in cell cultures and animal models has shown that remdesivir can block replication of a variety of coronaviruses, but until now it has not been clear how it does so. The researchers, from the University of Alberta, US, and Gilead, studied the drug’s effects on the coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). They found that remdesivir blocks a particular enzyme that is required for viral replication.
originally posted by: rickymouse
I'll just use bromelain, it actually does about the same thing as Remdesivir does when you have monolaurin with it. A hell of a lot cheaper too. Plus there are not many people who have side effect of using the bromelain and monolaurin combo
I ran into some research that showed that both destroy the same polymerase in viruses.
I have used the combo for years for treating things, this combo is not a miracle, just a treatment to help us fight viruses. Fresh pineapple juice, not pasteurized, and coconuts work the same, but they are more expensive to keep around than the pills.